Establishment of FFN Switzerland

Establishment of FFN Switzerland

We are excited to announce the launch of FFN Switzerland, which occurred on March 22, 2024.

The Fragility Fracture Network Switzerland (FFN-CH) is a new, innovative, unique platform in Switzerland and was founded on the initiative of Prof. Dr. Johannes Bastian, Chief Physician of Orthogeriatrics in Inselspital, University Clinic for Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology. “Every elderly person who suffers a fragility fracture in Switzerland should receive optimal recovery with regained independence and quality of life without suffering further fragility fractures” says Johannes Bastian.

The focus of FFN-CH is based on four pillars: (1) acute care, (2) rehabilitation, (3) secondary prevention and (4) building of alliances and policy. These goals are to be addressed through educational events, research, networking and fellowships. The first planned events are special FFN-CH sessions at the 84th Annual Congress of Swiss Orthopaedics on June 26, 2024 in Lausanne and at the 6th Swiss Orthogeriatrics Day in Lucerne.

Insel Gruppe AG has defined “Age and Health” and the University of Bern “Geriatric Medicine” as strategic objectives, while the WHO has also declared the period 2021 to 2030 the “Decade of Healthy Aging”. “FFN-CH is in line with the above-mentioned strategies and meets the demographic challenge on a national level: every seven minutes, someone in Switzerland suffers a fragility fracture” says Johannes Bastian.

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